Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

THERE has been a lot of dis­cus­sion about cy­clists on the road.

It is my opin­ion that not all cy­clists should be al­lowed on the road.

There should be a min­i­mum age for a per­son to ride on the road.

Cy­clists should not be on the road un­til an hour af­ter day­light to an hour be­fore dark, no mat­ter whether they have lights on their bike or not. Some busy roads, par­tic­u­larly those with trucks or heavy traf­fic, should not al­low cy­clists at all.

Most road ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing a cy­clist and a mo­tor ve­hi­cle usu­ally hap­pen early morning or late afternoon.

Lo­cal coun­cils spend thou­sands of dol­lars build­ing ex­cel­lent bike paths to keep cy­clists safe. It all gets down to com­mon sense.

FRANK GRANGER, Ap­ple­cross

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